Joseph Sewills & Sons was a Liverpool based watch and clock company that produced precision marine instruments and chronometers, clocks and watches from 1800 until the firm's final demise in 2001. Sewills manufactured ship's clocks for the British maritime industry, and was known as the "Maker to the Admiralty." In later years, Sewills produced British-designed Swiss-Made watches, similar to Arnold & Sons and Graham. The Sewills "Carmania" is an officially certified (COSC) chronometer automatic of a design very similar to the Ulysse Nardin "1846" marine chronometer. The Carmania was a British luxury liner that was converted to military use during WWI, and won an important battle with a German destroyer off Trinidad in 1914. The Carmania model was among the last of Sewills chronometers ever produced, and the COSC chronometer certificate on this piece indicates that chronometer testing was completed on 5/28/98. This watch is all original and complete, in near-NOS condition, and comes with signed inner wooden box, outer box, chronometer certificate, and signed original purchase receipt, dated 3/13/00. Here's the details: SEWILLS (SS/SS "Carmania" Officially Certified Chronometer Automatic) - Near-mint 39mm signed 316L surgical stainless steel display back case with double coin-edge bezel and sapphire crystal display back, signed 30 jewel chronometer automatic movement (ETA base calibre 2895), mint original black dial with luminous arabic numeral markers, luminous hands and sunken subsidiary seconds at 6:00, flush crown and original full length stainless steel double deployant clasp bracelet. This is a beautiful chronometer automatic in near-NOS all original condition, and comes complete with full length original bracelet, original double boxes, COSC chronometer certificate and original sales receipt. Being an officially certified chronometer, the watch keeps extremely accurate time. Sewills is out of business, and this model is no longer produced. BEAUTIFUL NEAR-NOS ALL ORIGINAL SS/SS SEWILLS "CARMANIA" 30 JEWEL OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER AUTOMATIC, COMPLETE WITH DOUBLE BOXES AND COSC CHRONOMETER CERTIFICATE! Sell for $1495 plus shipping ($35 US Delivery or $60 International via Global Express).
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